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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Quartet Grew Smaller + Improv Jam @ Jazz Café









Matt Robinson (clarinets); Seth Bennett (bass); Phil Marks (drums) + Karen Rann (soprano sax); Paul Taylor (piano).
(Review/photos by Ken Drew/Heading by Lance!)
Disappointingly, Stephen Grew had to call off his visit at the last minute, leaving the trio to play to the quite reasonably sized audience at the Jazz Café (downstairs).  Treated to 2 sets with good solos all round from Matt, Seth and Mark, underpinned throughout by  constantly changing drums/brushwork/effects from a very energetic Phil on drums.    The 2 sets were followed by the usual (but shortened) improv night where Karen Rann (soprano sax) and Paul Taylor (piano) stepped up to make a quintet, and followed on very nicely from where the trio had left off.   A good night, leaving us with the expectation of a re-visit with Stephen!
Ken.

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